Turning a PPT slide show into a DVD - how?

TourGuide

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I've been doing a project over the past few years where I take some digital pics and create a slide show for a group of kids in school. In the past we've taken this and converted it over to VHS tape then offered it at cost to parents as a keepsake. For various and assorted reasons this is less than desirable because I always to the development at 1280x960 or higher, then the resulting cropping that takes place in order to get it to NTSC format stinks.

This year I want to make a DVD master and send that out for duplication. The advantages would be at least partially avoiding the cropping effect and a better keepsake over time.

Can anyone provide some insight as to how this might be accomplished in the most effective manner? What software might I need? Would any of this be available with say a Sony DVD burner?

Thanks in advance!

I tried this over in the software forum but nobody there seems to have any idea. Anyone here know?
 

PeeluckyDuckee

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You don't need the powerpoint program in order to run the .ppt file. There's a utility you can get from MS (unfortunately forgot what it's called :( ) that can initiate the presentation for you. So you should be able to run it directly from the dvdrom. Too bad I forgot what it's called, sorry :(
 

TourGuide

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Hey thanks! Can anyone else provide further insight into this?

I know I could go through and save each frame as a graphic then use an NLVE program to get the frames synced to the CD tracks but then I loose the animation which is a big part of the appeal.

Anyone? ....please....?!
 

TourGuide

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Hey thanks for the link, but the Office version I am running has that app embedded. They call it Pack-N-Go and it is a first run install by default with Office.

That isn't really what I am after.

What I need is the software that will allow me to turn this Powerpoint show into a DVD playable on any standard DVD player. My trouble is, I don't know enough about what I need here to really be able to ask the right questions.
 

TourGuide

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WOW!! THANK YOU! I am going to give that a shot! It is exactly the kind of utility I was looking for.

Good thing I upgraded to the 120gig HDD as a 20 minute avi, is going to be on the largish size.
 
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